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Wormeries: turning house waste into tasty food

  • Woodhouse Cliff Leeds, England, LS6 2HF United Kingdom (map)

The product from a wormery, either vermicompost or vermicastings, is some of the most nutritious, microbe-rich fertilizer available and, with very little plannning, a womery system can be a much more efficient, rewarding and quicker way to produce compost from a house's food waste than sticking it in a pile and leaving it to rot in a compost bin. 

This workshop on will teach you how to maintain an indoor wormery (or inside an enclosed space that stays above 5°C) and how to use it as part of your household waste and food growing system. We will not build a wormery, but we will learn:
- Where to locate it
- What kind of things can be composted
- How to look after it
- What problems come up in looking after it
- How it fits into the greater waste resourcefulness context
- What to do with the lovely stuff you get at the end
- How to make it efficient and tailor it to your needs
- Different wormery designs, physical and hypothetical, such as trayed, flow through and all-in-one systems.

There will be refreshments and snacks. If you can not come to this workshop but would like to come to another, send an email to signalling your interest and we'll see if there's enough interest to run another.

Other details
Cost is 10 - 20 pounds depending on income. This is a spectrum from unemployed/concession to part-time to full-time employment. We will however not turn anyone away so please get in touch if you can't afford the suggested price.
Payment is cash on the day or by direct bank transfer. We will send bank details upon confirmation of your booking.

There will be a few copies of George Pilkington's excellent 'composting with worms: why waste your waste' for a bargain 5 pounds on the day. This is a great introductional booklet to UK vermiculture.

You will also leave with a small self-made booklet on the main points to do with home-based wormeries and a bibliography for further reading.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To book a place or for more information: Call/text 07922513704 or email 

The workshop will take place at Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden and the directions can be found on our website -

Earlier Event: April 29